Music is an important part of my life. I listen to music a lot of music whether I’m in the car, working out, or studying. While competing in any sport as a kid I always made sure to bring a pair of headphones to get pumped up during the pregame. I became so hooked in my pregame music that if I was unable to listen or I forgot to I would be off my game. I like a verity of genres but I probably like rap the most. I got into rap at a young age which of course my parents didn’t like so much. I know some people think that rap is too explicit and derogatory. Although some of the things they say are, there are also a lot of emotions and stories of hard times in the rapper’s life.
|This is Kendrick Lamar performing at the Grammys from a few years ago.|
My favorite rap artist would probably have to be Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick is the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) in my opinion. I like Kendrick because his songs consist of two moods. The first mood I get when listening to some of his songs is pumped up. Most of the songs in my workout playlist are by Kendrick. He is featured in one of SchoolBoy Q’s song “Blessed.” There is one line in particular that gets to me and it goes like, “Living in a premature place…wait. Never grow to see the pearly gates… break. Every time a bullet detonates…dates…of obituary carry crates.” Even though I can’t relate to growing up in the projects like Kendrick did, the tone of his voice gets me motivated in my workout or pregame. He also has songs that have a mellow vibe to it. Whenever I am having a stressful day I’ll plug in some Kendrick to help me relax.